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Aisha Abram lives near St. Louis with her husband and cat. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Lindenwood University. She is a former reporter who gave up fact for fiction. Aisha's short story Day At The Office appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, Descant, AdirondackReview, Concho River Review, Worcester Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, South Carolina Review, Arkansas Review, Carolina Quarterly, Poem, South Dakota Review, Santa Barbara Review, Sequential Art Narrative in Education, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse Press, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The Story of My Lives (BrickHouse, 2008). He has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank. Gale's poem But if a Woman Have Long Hair appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Victor Alao has appeared in The Colored Lens, Eclectica, Sentinel Nigeria, and Jungle Jim. Victor's short story Smell of the Wind appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Mike Alix lives in Missoula, MT. In the nineties, he worked overseas in Africa and Guatemala. Afterwards, he toiled as a mill rat in cattle feed mills, a pond crew worker for a fish farm, and an an office worker for a nonprofit that chased grizzly bears. Prior to this publication, he has one published short story, "The Right to Bear Teeth". Mike’s story Kekong appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



D.M. Anderson has had two young adult novels published by Echelon Press: Killer Cows & Shaken. He also has a third book, With the Wicked, a collection of dark adult tales, due to be published in 2014. In addition, his short stories have appeared (or soon will appear) in 69 Flavors of Paranoia, Night Terrors, Trembles, Perpetual Motion Machine, Infernal Ink, Encounters and an upcoming StrangeHouse Books anthology. D.M.’s story A Curse Among Friends appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Sharla Anderson lives in the paranormal state of Pennsylvania. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in several publications including Scifaikuest, Daily Flash 2011 & 2012: 365 Days of Flash Fiction and 100 Horrors Anthology. Her website is bone-diaries.weebly.com Sharla's poem After Life appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Robert Archer lives a bookworm’s dream: to live across the street from a library! He can be found there on most days; or, when he is at Citrus College in Glendora, California, he can be seen in the campus library. He lives close by in La Verne. When he is not reading, or studying for classes, he likes to play electric guitar, go jogging, and—weather permitting—swimming. Some of his favorite authors include Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. One day, he will write a novel; but for now, he is content with composing short stories. Robert's story, The Ship, appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Miracle Austin works in the hospice world as a social worker. She is an emerging author who enjoys writing diverse free-verse poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. She's been writing off and on, since junior high. She dreams to complete a novel in her future. She resides in Texas with her family. Miracle's short story Lights Out appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



From the fires of a Gypsy camp, come the curses and stories of this horror/whore named Roo. She can’t shake the ghost, who pines for Alice White. She wants to pluck the eyes of Louis Marvin, and use them as olives in a martini. www.roobardookie.com. Roo’s micro Cannibal School: Picking up Johnny appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror, her micro Saint No. 2 appears in the October 2013 issue, her micro, Saint No. 1 appears in the December 2013 issue, her poem, Fuck You Dear Reader appears in the August 2014 issue, her poem, Meat Grinder, appears in the October 2014, and her poem, Based on Dali's Painting: Dante's Reassurance, appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Andrew Barrer lives and works as a screenwriter in Brooklyn, New York. His first film - a horror flick called HAUNT - was released by IFC Midnight in February 2014. His fiction has also appeared in Punchnel's. Andrew's short story The Devil Came to Addison Worley appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Joe Becker is a graduate of Kennesaw State University. He is a part-time writer living in Roswell, Georgia, where he helps raise three children. He pecks at the iPad with two fingers, usually during his long wait in after-school carpool. Joe's short story Diving to Depth appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Beeman is from Texas and whose favorite writers are Rod Serling, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Steven King, and Dean Koontz. Having learned the true meaning of horror living with a wife, child and four cats, while trying to survive the mind numbing plight of the corporate wage slave. Sorely disappointed that the zombie apocalypse did not happen in 2012 and having lost a couple of close personal friends who were ancient Mayans. Beeman's short story Old Time Justice appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Bram Benningshof is a student living near Rotterdam, Holland. He fills most of his days with studying, reading, and attempting to write a story matching the geniousness of his heroes Terry Pratchett, Kurt Vonnegut and Edgar Allen Poe. Bram's short story Beasty appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Laurence Black is an aspiring novelist and writer hailing from the depths of the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia. Laurence lives miles from civilization with his hound, Rook, under the canopy of the swamp. He spends his days fishing, writing and making folk art. Laurence has been influenced by Southern Gothic writers such as Flannery O’Connor and modern day writers such as Stephen King and George R.R. Martin. Laurence's short story Soul Food appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Ed Blundell worked as a teacher of English, a school inspector and as Director of Education for the town of Stockport. Ed has had short stories and poetry published in over thirty magazines in the U.K. and the U.S. and has recently had a collection of his poems, "Sweet Nothings", published by atlantean press. He has appeared in several horror zines including Abandoned Towers, The Horror Zine, Death Throes, Hellfirecrossroads, Lorelei Signal and Deathsheadgrin. Ed's poem Kraken appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



In 2012, Rob Boffard is a full-time journalist and writes feature stories for The Guardian newspaper, Wired Magazine and others. He recently started writing fiction and has just had his second short story published. Rob’s short story Dust appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror and Rob’s short story Pantechnicon appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



In 2012, Alicia Bones started her PhD in English at the University of Iowa, where she's trying to keep decent company and stay on the right side of the law. Her writing has been published in/on Plain Song Review, T(OUR) Magazine, and Matador Network. Alicia’s short story Walt Whitman's Brain appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Erik Bonholtzer’s work has appeared in numerous publications. He is a USC graduate with a Master's Degree in English from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Eric has received numerous awards for his writing including taking first place in the fiction and poetry categories of the College Language Association Creative Writing Contest as well as receiving the Ted Pugh Poetry Award. His short story collection, The Skeleton’s Closet, is available at Amazon.com, Bn.com, and other retailers. His poetry book, Remnants & Shadows, is also available. Eric’s work has appeared in many anthologies and he is a regular contributor to several national magazines. In addition to writing, Eric is also a successful civil litigation trial attorney. Erik’s short story Body Bag appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his micro Summer's Day appears in the February 2014 issue.



Jessica Bowers is a college freshman living in Claxton, Georgia. She plans to start college in the fall, majoring in biology and minoring in creative writing. Her inspirations are Mary Shelley, Aldous Huxley, and of course, Stephen King. Writing has become a big part of her and she wishes to keep it alive in her adult life. Jessica’s stories, The Uglylights and The Stray appear respectively in the June and October 2013 issues of HelloHorror. Her poem In Vivo, appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Nathaniel Brehmer has been writing horror nearly all his life, and has no intention of slowing down in this lifetime. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a BFA in Creative Writing. His previous publishing credits include Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Sanitarium Magazine and The Sandy River Review. Nathaniel's short story Down the Chimney Tonight appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Lee Bridgers is an author and fine artist living in Moab, Utah. He works in film, video, painting, music and the written word and has MFA and BFA degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute and BFA from the University of North Carolina. He has taught and directed film schools and worked in the film industry, had one man art shows in Europe and the USA, published two books and builds custom bicycles. While at the University of Colorado, Stan Brakhage read one of his diary novelettes and made him promise to write his memoirs. That was in 1992 and now Lee has recently completed his first memoir of ten short stories from a series of three volumes. Follow up volumes can be completed within two months. The first book I KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE A DOVE follows Lee's life up until 1973 and he is currently seeking a publisher for this completed volume about the Vietnam War era and the effects of the war, the pill and the cultural shift toward consumerism on his generation. An excerpt from Lee’s upcoming memoir, What Daddy Did appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Charlie Brooks has published two novels, Shadowslayers and Reality Check, with his third book, Greystone Valley, due out this year. He has also won multiple fiction awards, including the Chaffin Award for Fiction for his story “Fantasy as You Like It,” the New Millennium Writings Fiction Award for his tale “Eight-Bit Heaven,” and the Glimmer Train Best Start Contest for his piece “Gods and Roses.” Charlie’s story, With Feeling, appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, Poetrysuperhighway.com and others. In addition, he has nine poetry chapbooks including The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004), What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005), I Was a Teacher Once (Ten Page Press, 2011) and Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012). He is the editor of First Poems from Viet Nam (2011). Brownstein taught elementary school in Chicago’s inner city (he is now retired), but he continues to study authentic African instruments, conducts grant-writing workshops for educators, designs websites and records performance and music pieces with grants from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, the Oppenheimer Foundation, BP Leadership Grants, and others. Michael’s poem, Evening Devil Mocks Me, appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Nate Burley was born in 1990 and raised in Toronto. He later graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of King's College in Halifax where he studied English and Creative Writing. Nate currently resides in Toronto, working at a restaurant by day and writing crazed manuscripts by night. Nate’s poem, Peeping Tom's Masterpiece, appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, A Narrow Fellow, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling, Popshot, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, Rem Magazine, Structo, The 22 Magazine, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Niteblade, Tuck Magazine, Ontologica, Congruent Spaces Magazine, Pipe Dream, Decades Review, Anatomy, Lowestof Chronicle, Muddy River Poetry Review, Lady Ink Magazine, Spark Anthology, Awaken Consciousness Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, Caduceus,White Masquerade Anthology and Perhaps I'm Wrong About the World. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. You can find her here: carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com. Valentina’s poem, Time Travel, appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ignacio Carrión is a writer and designer living and working in Houston who hopes that Orwell is getting residuals. He is currently working on a novel in three parts inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Ignacio’s micro, During the Day He's a Good Man, appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his short story Boy, appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Zane Castillo is an aspiring writer who writes fiction and poetry in various genres. He has had poetry published in several anthologies including Flight and Aberration Labyrinth. He has also self-published two books of poetry. Zane's poem, Nightmares, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Chris Castle is an English teacher in Greece. He has been published over 300 times and has been featured in various end of year and best of anthologies. He is currently writing a novel. His influences include Stephen King and Ray Carver. He can be reached for feedback at chriscastle76@hotmail.com. Chris has become a regular contributor to our journal: His stories, Grid, Slumber, Last House on Vector Street, Stealing Three, Zombie Cake, Button and Pa, The Garden, Butterfly Eater, Finger, and The Last House all consecutively appear in the January, April, June, August, October, and December 2013 issues of HelloHorror and its February, April, August, and October 2014 issues.



Siddhartha Choudhury is the author of numerous stories and abstract ruminations that lie placid in his hard drive. He made his first publishing appearance in Apocrypha and Abstractions in April this year, and has a piece forthcoming in the Journal of Microliterature. He lives and writes from Mumbai, and can be contacted at siddhartha.writer@gmail.com. Siddhartha's story, Nilotpal's Aunt, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Gary Clifton, forty years a cop, has over sixty short fiction pieces published or pending with online sites including Bewildering Stories, Flashes in the Dark, Spinetingler, and Black Heart Mag. He's been shot at, shot, stabbed, sued and is currently retired to a dusty north Texas ranch. Clifton has an MS from Abilene Christian University. Gary’s stories can be found in the following issues of HelloHorror: Blood Passion appears in the January 2013 issue, Measure Twice, Cut Once appears in the April 2013 issue, Mother’s Nature appears in the August 2013 issue, Mind's Eye appears in the October 2013 issue, Sinning in the Rain appears in the December 2013 issue, Special Handling Required appears in the April 2014 issue and Queen Margot appears in the June 2014 issue. All but one of Gary’s stories appearing thus far in HelloHorror have been part of the Margot LePlatt series. Read more of Gary's work at his new blog, Bareknuckle Thoughts.



James D. Conright is a freelance author, poet, and composer. With a taste for the Macabre and an interest in conservation, his unique perspective on life and death has been personified in several online publications. His latest project is a collection of short horror stories to be accompanied by an original score. James' story, To Ward Off Evil, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Richard Crawford is a senior student at Columbia College Chicago, majoring in Creative Writing. His poetry is included in Criminal Class Review Volume 6. Richard’s website is richardjohncrawford.com. Richard's poem, The Landscape, appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



From a young age of 7, Anthony Crowley began to take an interest in English literature and Poetry. Then throughout his teenage years he studied music and achieving song-writing skills, whilst still creating his visions. He also achieved a diploma in creative writing with a college located in Oxford, England. Anthony has written short stories for student newsletters and horror monthlies. The present day Anthony Crowley has written many works of literature & poetry, including 'The Fallen Angel', featured in Sanitarium Magazine, issue 14, and 'Forgotten Asylum', in Sanitarium Magazine, issue 15. The work itself was also mentioned via a live radio podcast on the evening of Halloween 2013. 'The Devil’s Foot Soldier' was another dark verse which was inspired by the 'Slasher Icon' movie of 2011, 'The Orphan Killer', which was positively recognised by the movie’s creators and the written piece is now featured at American based 'Blood Born Magazine'. Anthony has been the subject of several more features and frequent media interviews, including a radio podcast presented by 'Scary Visions and 'Haunt Topic' radio, and featured 'Broken Upon Evil' during the introduction. His forthcoming Novella, 'The Mirrored Room', was ranked in the 'Semi-Finals' at 'authorsdB' Book Awards of 2013. Anthony has also been a trending Author for many consecutive months and a featured Author on numerous literature and Horror themed websites. Presently, Anthony Crowley (The Master Of Realities) is always creating new and exciting projects within the subjects of horror, supernatural, paranormal, occult and also historic references, including a second featured dark verse in issue two of the horror publication: 'Massacre Magazine’. The work, titled: 'Constructing Death', is inspired with elements of the legend of 'Frankenstein'. Recently, Anthony Crowley was approached by popular Horror publication, 'Haunted Digital,' to be given his own regular feature. 'Crowleys Crypt' will feature from the sixth issue onwards, and showcase the wonderful and Horror-filled imagination of the Author’s visions and works within the Macabre and dark literature. Anthony is Currently residing in West Midlands,UK. Anthony's poem, Shadow of the Wolf, appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror and his poem, The Sinister Train, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Augusto Corvalan's work has previously appeared in One Buck Horror, the anthology Winter's Canon, Midwest Literary Magazine, Potluck Literary Magazine, Bewildering Stories, among others. He was an honorary mention for the Quarto Prize, judged by Mary Jo Bangs. Augusto's short story, The Beast, appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Kurtis L. Darby is from Harlem and has lived in Europe. He graduated from Hunter College where he studied English and theatre. He was a featured performer at the original Buffalo Reading in New York. His writing has appeared in Halving the Baby, Origami Condom and Verdad. Kurtis's short story, The Pinks, appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



A.B. Davis is a novelist, short story author, and poet. While she leases apartments in the day, she writes with the flourish of a madwoman in the evening. A recent graduate with her Masters in English, you can find her at the local bookstore, seeking even more reading material to hoard for the apocalypse. Or you can just see what she’s up to at www.ashbdavis.wordpress.com. A.B.'s poemThe Insolubility of Nightmares appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes for the Minneapolis school district and writing classes at The Loft Literary Center. Her poetry has recently appeared in Borderlands, Slant, and The Mom Egg, and she is the recipient of the 2011 Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her most recent published books are "Walking Twin Cities" and "Notenlesen für Dummies Das Pocketbuch" and her novel, "The Trouble With Clare", is due out soon from Hydra Publications. Holly's poem Vitae appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror and her poem Unencumbered appears in the April 2014 issue.



Jose Wan Diaz writes horror fiction and poetry. He has been writing a novel on and off for the last five years, and swears he'll finish it. Jose's micro Bad Neighborhood appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He’s the author of several novels including The Last Bad Jobs, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semifinalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poetry has appeared in more than ninety publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha. Colin's poem A Kidnapper's Training appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Judith Dore is a writer, runner, guitar putzer, avid book lover, mother & alcoholic who has always found horror stories comforting. She has a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of NC in Chapel Hill and has worked in business writing, which is frightening in its own right. Judith lives with her husband and son in upstate NY where she often can be found running through town while listening to scary stories on her iPod. Judith's story Predator appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ross Durrence resides in Atlanta and is currently in his third year at Georgia State University College of Law. He is a tortured Atlanta sports enthusiast and considers Franz Kafka his greatest literary influence. His work has appeared both in print and online in Slippery Elm, The Literary Yard, Winamop, and The Bactrian Room. Ross's poem Ribs and Steaks and Stew appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Vanessa K. Eccles is the founder and executive editor of Belle Reve Literary Journal. She has an English degree from Troy University, and her work has been published by Deep South Magazine, Suite T (a blog by Southern Writer’s Magazine), Wisdom Crieth Without, and The Story Shack. She is the author of Psalms of Me and is currently working on a YA novel. Vanessa's short story Whispers appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Misty Lynn Ellingburg is an Indigenous woman of the Northwest coast, a tribal dancer, and an MFA student. She has been published in VIne Leaves, Specter Magazine, eFiction, The Bigfoot Review, Lingua: Journal of the Arts, We Are Native, Paddle Press, and other noteworthy literary journals. She has won the Kay Snow award in Adult Fiction, 2012, and the Katie Herzog award in Young Adult, 2007. For more, see Misty’s blog, Body Electric. Misty's short story Blankets from Fort Clatsop appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Steve Erdmann, having spent a lifetime living and struggling in the ways and styles of a born and breed Midwestern, now wants to share the experiences of fellow St. Louisans and those of the Mississippi Basin. In the past, he has attended Washington and Webster Universities, has written on the paranormal, and is highly concerned with the Divorce Racket and government conspiracies. He has written for Our Sunday Visitor, Probe the Unknown, Liberty, Gnostica News, Beyond Reality, Forum Magazine, Caveat Emptor, The Green Egg, Forum, UFO Enigma, UFO Digest, Necrology Shorts, FATE Magazine, UN-X Magazine, Pound of Flash and several others. He currently belongs to the Carondelet Historical Society. He can be reached through this editor or at dissenterdisinter@yahoo.com, independenterdmann@gmail.com and seen at facebook/stephen.erdmann1. Steve's short story A Requiem for St. Aloysius appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ashley Fain is a performer, writer, dreamer, and explorer residing in Los Angeles. She is originally from Baltimore, MD. She is currently revising her follow-up poem to Garden of Graves which appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Grant Farley lives and writes along the edge of LA. Grant’s story, Grip, which appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror is from the collection: LAmental.



Steven Finkelstein is a graduate of the English Writing program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of five books, a screenplay, a comic book series, and many short stories and essays. His work has been featured in a variety of publications both online and in print, in the US and abroad, most recently in Bare Back, Shadowland, and The Brave New Word. For more information on Steven and his writing, feel free to visit his website: stevenfinkelstein.com. Steven's story, Old Tom, appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his story Snow is being serialized in three parts. Snow | Part One appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror, Snow | Part Two appears in the April 2014 issue, and Snow | Part Three appears in the June 2014 issue.



Crawling from the depths of rural Norfolk, Gemma Fisk studied a degree in English Literature alongside the Humanities and is now both a freelance editor, and also a senior poetry editor for a literary journal. She has been published in a number of anthologies and magazines such as The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society, and Page and Spine in March 2014. You can find her latest releases at her website gfisk1.wix.com/gemmafiskbooks Other than that, she is a dog-loving hermit. Gemma's story Shoot appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Alex Friedman was described in a eulogy as a fictitious character created as part of an elaborate hoax. He writes, works, and studies at Miami University. Alex's micro The Hatch in the Wall appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Gabrielle Friesen is celebrating her first accepted piece of fiction with HelloHorror. She is currently attending college to study history. She loves monsters a lot, and her thoughts on monsters can be found here: monsterrepository.wordpress.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at: @gaellefriesen. At the moment, her Xbox Live score is 14195, which basically tells you how magnificent she is. Gabrielle's story, Canticle of Tongues, appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



A.A. Garrison is a twenty-nine-year-old man living in the mountains of North Carolina, USA. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of zines and anthologies, as well as the Pseudopod webcast. His horror novel, The End of Jack Cruz, is available from Montag Press. He blogs at synchroshock.blogspot.com. A.A.'s micro Confession appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



R. Donald James Gauvreau has been published by Inner Sins and Tales of the Talisman. He has also written an introduction to comparative mythology, available as a free PDF at his website. He publishes story ideas and free fiction (currently including a sci-fi/horror serial) every week, at whitemarbleblock.blogspot.com RDJ's poem Hali (Byself) appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



D.W. Gillespie is a longtime horror writer and fan who lives in middle Tennessee. When he's not at his day job, he spends most of his time wrangling his two young children, two dogs, and two cats. Most of his nights are spent lying in bed and dreaming up awful, twisted things to write about. These stories, in turn, are read by his loving wife who immediately wonders whether or not she is sharing a bed with a crazy person. Dustin may be found on Facebook: dw.gillespie or email: dwgillespie1@gmail. Dustin's story Still appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Hannah R Green is a writer from South Africa currently working towards her MA at Eastern Illinois University. She writes fiction and poetry and thinks that anything weird, macabre, or subversive is worth writing about. Hannah's short story The Artist appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in International Poetry Review, Sanskrit and the science fiction anthology, “The Kennedy Curse” with work upcoming in Freshwater, Paterson Review and Nerve Cowboy. John's poem Blood Types appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his poem Sunday At The Beach appears in the June 2014 issue.



Druscilla Grimes lives in her head with dreams of vast wealth and infamy, and enjoys the glamour of wallowing in self-pity. She also loves cats but is too ignorant to take care of one. Druscilla's poem Crimson Sunset appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Nate Gutman grew up in Titusville, FL as the oldest of five. He began writing short stories for his good friend and neighbor during his early teen years, and carried the habit into his adult life, eventually branching out to poetry and novels. He received his BA in Literature from Ave Maria University, and currently lives in Manassas, VA, with his wife, Kim. He would love for you to follow his blog, nategutman.wordpress.com, and be subjected to his would-be witticisms on Twitter. Nate's story A Miracle Repaid appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Kerry Hartjen is a former magician/clown/actor who has recently returned to pursuing a writing career. He is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association, a former member of the Dramatists Guild of America, West, and a graduate of The Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute.. Kerry currently lives on a small island midway between Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and Victoria, B.C. with his wife and their cat, Max. His blog can be found at: www.raviolithewriter.com. Kerry’s poem Homecoming appears in the August, 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his poem Film Noir appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Lauren Hasty is a misplaced southerner of 30 years, currently residing too close to Baltimore, Maryland for her contentment. Having been in the business of writing as a hobby for over fifteen years, she's finally decided to look into this "being published" business. So far, so good. Most of her inspiration comes from reading copious amounts of Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft, and listening to too much music when she should, in fact, be sleeping. Lauren's micro How Does One's Garden Grow? appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



L.L. Hill is an occasional writer, poet, illustrator and photographer. There are many areas of the world that she has been privileged to see and share in her work. She enjoys observing nature and capturing it in verse and word. Fantasy, science fiction and horror are her preferred genres. Find her at lauraleehill.com. L.L.'s short story The Polychrome Salvage appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror and her short story Residual Elements appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Jason Howell graduated from the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2010, where he studied mass communication and journalism. He lives in North Carolina with his son. Jason's short story Arachnophilia appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



HC Hsu was born in Taipei. His writings and translations have appeared in PRISM International, Two Lines, Words Without Borders, Renditions, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Far Enough East, Big Bridge, Pif Magazine, nthposition, Memoir, Liternational, Pittsburgh Gazette, 100 Word Story, Horrotica, Romance Flash, Flash Fiction World, and Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, among others. He is currently completing a commissioned translation of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo’s authorized biography. He is a philosophy postdoctoral fellow at the Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinäre Studien, Switzerland. An excerpt from HC's forthcoming novel, Love is Sweeter, Adam appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Eric Huxley is writer who ponders his own existence. You can find him by creating a vision board, writing his name on it, and then crying yourself to sleep. Eric's story Inside the Square appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Colin James has poems forthcoming in THE DELINQUENT and THUNKBOOK. He lives in Massachusetts. Colin's poem Idyllic With Two L's appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Forest Roy Johnson is a Minnesotan exiled to Iowa. He lives there with his wife. More of his fiction can be found in Miracle Ezine and at fiction365.com. Go to Facebook.com/ForrestRoyJohnson and Like him, because he likes you. Forest's story A Blizzard Story appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Katie Jones lives in Australia and spends her working days caring for people with a disability. During her free time she enjoys writing and reading whenever possible. She is currently working on a novel and a piece of writing called ‘Food for Thought’ has been selected for inclusion in Slaughter House: The Serial Killer Edition Anthology by Sirens Call Publications. You can contact Katie on twitter: @misskatejones89 or facebook.com/MissKate. Katie's story Cassie Meyer's Ring appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Justin Joschko is a freelance writer currently residing in Ottawa. His work has appeared in Grain, Here Be Monsters, and echolocation, among other journals. His first book, co-written with a professor from the University of Calgary, is being published this year by Dundurn Press. In his spare time, he writes and draws the webcomic series Flannery Row. Follow Justin on Twitter: @JunstinJoschko. Justin's story Rider's in the Storm appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Keith Kennedy has published short fiction in Nocturnal Ooze, Midnight Times, Aurora Wolf, Anotherealm, Bete Noire, the Aurora Rising Anthology, Zenfri's Warpaint Anthology, Fantastic Frontiers, OneTitle Magazine, Boxfire Press's Heroics and has pending publications at Nameless Mag and Space Adventure Magazine. He has published poetry in Niteblade, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (on two separate occasions), Kindling, the Poetic Pinup Revue (on multiple occasions), A Handful of Stones, Bareback Lit and Randomly Accessed Poetics with future publications at Chrysalis Zine and Hitherto Literary Journal. Keith has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award, and was published in the SFPA's anthology of the best poetry of the year. He also has an optioned screenplay with the Gemini Award winning Ferns Productions. Keith's story Black Dog appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his short story Dollface appears in the February 2014 issue.



Hana Khalyleh or Emerald-Alexandria (as she is sometimes published under) is 18 years old and lives in Arizona. She has been writing almost obsessively from the age of 10, and her work often carries dark themes. She lives in a small apartment in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their pet rabbit Chiyami, and hopes to one day finish a novel. Hana's poem The Unrivalved Allure of Aphrodite appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Nick Kimbro’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Weird Tales, Danse Macabre, Space Squid, Surreal Grotesque, Fogged Clarity, Heavy Feather Review, and others. His horror novella, SURFACE INTERVAL, was published by Jersey Devil Press. He lives in Denver with his wife. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nick's story The Quiet Man appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Jamie Kinn is a shadowy and formless being. Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, it runs the website, Jamie Kinn's Creepypasta Machine where it has written and published over 40 short horror stories over a period of 10 months. It has also been published in a smattering of literary journals, including Sanitarium Magazine and Dark Highlands. Jamie currently resides in Austin, TX where it is working on the first draft of its first novel, The Nemesis, a story about a young girl whose anxieties take on a living, breathing form and attempt to destroy her life from the inside out. Jamie's story Clean Clothes appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Philip Kuan is an aspiring writer from Northern California, with a friendly interest in befuddling readers with interesting stories. Some of his favorite authors include Charles Dickens, Tolkien, and Franz Kafka, among others. He has been published in several short story anthologies, and is always looking for constructive feedback from potential readers. His website can be found at philkuan.wordpress.com. Philip's story Muse appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Stefen Kutchey is a writer living in Michigan. His first published piece appeared on Short Stories Café. He loves reading and writing horror fiction and is currently working on other short stories as well as a novel. You can find him on Twitter at @StefenKutchey. Stefen's short story The Shrine appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Joseph Lambach is married and the father of two beautiful children. He currently works as an avionics tech during the day, and spends most nights trying to get stories out of his head and onto paper. He lives in Southern California where he runs the electronic magazine The Dying Goose and is working on his first novel. Joseph's short story Alpha Male appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Dan Lee is a horror and strange fiction author in a small, Nashville adjacent town. His work has also appeared on microhorror.com, horrorlibrary.net and in Dead Letters 2.1. He has an attempted web page at dannoofthedeadblog.wordpress.com. Dan's micro Pick Up Line appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Liv Leifson is a student and writer from Minnesota who has a strong love for other nations, especially Norway, which is a passion that finds its place in many of her works. She has been published in "Serendipity", has received national recognition for speculative essays "My American Hero" and "Vote" and has been extensively published and involved as an editor for both the print and online editions of "Century Times". She believes that it's only a matter of time before she stops writing about Norway and goes off to actually live there. Liv's micro Rope appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



M. E. Lerman is an editor by day, writer by night, amateur musician by turns, and is unnaturally interested in Hell, by most people's estimation. His short story "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell" was featured in the British Fantasy Society Journal, and he has also been published in Poetica Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. His blog can be found at thenewgodofhellfire.wordpress.com. M.E.'s poem The New Gods of Hellfire appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Lyn Lifshin's Another Woman Who Looks Like Me was published by Black Sparrow at David Godine October, 2006. (Also out in 2006, her prize winning book about the famous, short lived beautiful race horse, Ruffian: The Licorice Daughter: My Year With Ruffian from Texas Review Press. Lifshin’s other books include Before it’s Light published winter 1999-2000 by Black Sparrow press, following their publication of Cold Comfort in 1997 and 92 Rapple from Coatism.: Lost in the Fog and Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness and Light at the End, the Jesus Poems, Katrina, Ballet Madonnas, Light at the End, Tsunami as History, Lost horse, Drifting, Mirrors. For other books, bio, photographs see her web site:: www.lynlifshin.com Persephone was published by Red Hen and Texas Review published Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness. Most recent books: Ballroom, All the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched me, Living and Dead. All True, Especially the Lies. Recently out, Knife Edge & Absinthe: The Tango Poems. Just out October 1, 2013, NYQ Books published A Girl Goes into The Woods. And also out in November 2013 Tangled as the Alphabet: The Istanbul Poems. Also recently out: For the Roses poems after Joni Mitchell. Just published Hitchcock Hotel. Also forthcoming: Secretariat: The Red Freak, the Miracle; Malala,AND JUST OUT: The Tangled Alphabet: Istanbul Poems and Luminous women: Eneduanna, Scheherazade and Nefertiti and an E book of Marilyn Monroe from Rubber Boots Press and a dvd of the film Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass. Also forthcoming: 2002-2013 update to Gale Research autobiography series, Lips, Blues, Blue lace: On the Outside. www.lynlifshin.com Lyn's poem The Jesuit is Writing Around appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror and her poem Kiss, Baby, The New Film appears in the February 2014 issue.



Adrian Lilly is the author of three e-novels. His first novel, The Devil You Know, is an occult horror story in the dark fantasy genre. Red Haze, his second novel, is a paranormal murder mystery. His third novel, The Wolf at His Door: Book One of The Runes Trilogy, is a werewolf/horror/romance story. Adrian is a fan of Gothic suspense movies and novels, which greatly influence his writing. His writing focuses on strong character development and the nuances of fear that build toward horror. The mansion in his first novel was inspired by houses in the Victorian neighborhood where he lives. Adrian writes novels, short stories, and poetry and has spent many years as a copywriter and editor in the advertising industry. In addition, Adrian has directed two short films and co-directed a feature-length sci-fi comedy. Learn more at adrianlilly.com. Adrian's short story Remembering Tommy appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ryan Link is a native Texan who lives in Houston with his wife of ten years. He works as an analyst in the energy industry and holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. Some of his favorite authors and influences are Frank Herbert, Alistair Reynolds, George R. R. Martin, and H. P. Lovecraft. Ryan's new dark sci-fi novella, renatus, is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ryan's Website: sites.google.com/site/rlinkauthor. Ryan's short story The Sisters appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Chuck Lovatt lives near the tiny hamlet of Carroll, Manitoba (pop +/-50), on the Canadian prairies (and yes, it is cold up there sometimes). An award winning author, several of his short stories have been lauded in that country, as well as the UK. His debut novel, “The Adventures of Charlie Smithers” was released in November, 2012. He strongly recommends that you purchase a copy. You can follow Chuck on his website chuck-storyriver.blogspot.ca or on his Amazon Author Page. Chuck's story Baggage appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Thomas Peter McCarthy is a poker player and fiction writer from Atco, New Jersey, with a BA in literature. His favorite three authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz and the late, great Elmore Leonard. He writes primarily horror/suspense, as well as a smattering of science-fiction, fantasy and crime. An extensive collection of his illustrated stories can be found at www.beneathblackbridges.com. His short story Safe Distance appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Sarah McCullough is 21 years old. She has received her Associates in Psychology from Hagerstown Community College and plans on continuing her education in the field of psychology in the fall. She has always enjoyed writing, especially creative writing, and hopes to keep writing in her spare time. Sarah's story Hide and Seek appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Gary McGrew is a storyteller. His fictional tales can be found in books, poetry and short films. All of which, lean towards the horror/fantasy genres. His work is not meant to make a point and should never be taken too seriously. The stories he shares are intended to entertain and take you away from the stresses of everyday life. Sometimes campy and almost always fun with just enough creepiness to keep your attention without running away screaming. Gary lives in Seattle, Washington in a haunted house built in 1903. One day he will share his experiences while living there in his first non-fiction book and/or film as well. Gary's poem, Rhonda's Rotten Exes, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



David McLean is from Wales but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there with partner, dog and cats. In addition to six chapbooks, McLean is the author of three full-length poetry collections: CADAVER’S DANCE (Whistling Shade Press, 2008), PUSHING LEMMINGS (Erbacce Press, 2009), and LAUGHING AT FUNERALS (Epic Rites Press, 2010). His first novel HENRIETTA REMEMBERS is coming in 2014. More information about David McLean can be found at his blog. David's poem There Are Corpses appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



JH Mae is a lifelong writer and former reporter, rediscovering the world of short fiction. Learn more at byjhmae.com. JH's short story The Cold Past appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Louis Marvin is Roo Bardookie's former lover. She works with him, while harboring ideas of taking him in a time machine to suffer the deaths of the damned with De Sade, Bathory, Hitler and Spanish Inquisitions. He has been published here and there, and read a poem where the Gin Blossoms began their rock career in Tempe, Arizona. Louis' poem, co-written with Roo Bardookie, Fuck You Dear Reader appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Megan Mealor is 28 years old, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and has recently been published in "Digital Americana" and "4 and 20 Poetry", and will be featured in an upcoming issue of "Midnight Circus." Meagan's poem, Psych Ward, Fifth Floor, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Bart Meehan lives in Canberra Australia and has published several stories over the years. Bart has also written a short radio play about World War 1 that was broadcast on Australian radio and is now available for free download here. A second play on the London Blitz during World War 2, will be broadcast in the coming months. Bart's micro 40 Years and Counting appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Adrián Miró began writing creatively as a hobby in July of 2011, and was prominently featured in the 2012 issue of the University of Puerto Rico at Ponce’s yearly literary magazine, "Fragmentos". Currently, he works as a freelance chemistry tutor. Adrián's micro Typical Tuesday appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



James Morris is a television writer in Los Angeles. He has written for such shows as “The Dead Zone”, “The 4400” and “Smallville.” James' story Initiation appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



For the past five years, William Morrow has served his country as a soldier in the United States Army; deployed twice Afghanistan in 2009, with 3/82 AVN REGT, 82ND CAB, Ft. Bragg for six months and Kuwait/Iraq with 416TH TC, 260TH QM BN(Deactivated), Hunter Army AirField in 2010, for one year. Mr. Morrow is a veteran with two world tours under his belt and proud of his service. Getting out of the army next year and looking forward to his future. Mr. Morrow is a dark poet heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and R.E. Howard. William's poem The Coming of Cú Crom appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Erik Moshe is frequently found at a crossroads in his life, denying hitchhikers a ride even though he may be the only person on the road. His work has been seen as an apparitional entity before in Gloom Cupboard, Spirit of the Stairway, Clutching at Straws, mad swirl, The Bactrian Room, and is forthcoming in Poetry.Pacific and The Camel Saloon. His favorite horror movie is Candyman, mainly because of the ghetto bathroom scene. He seeks to show folks the lighter side of human darkness. Find him at TheCentersphere.yolasite.com.  Erik's poem What If Ichabod Crane Cried Wolf? appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Jihane Mossalim's work has been shown in galleries throughout North America including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, California and Colorado. She is currently in exhibit in Montreal as well as in private collections in Canada and Scotland. Her work was published in many art and horror magazines and her artwork can be found on the cover of Elizabeth Barrial and Del Howison’s e book ‘Vampires don’t Sleep Alone’ and on the cover of horror anthologies ‘The Shadow Collection’ and ‘The Ladies and Gentlemen of Horror 2014’. Jihane was also interviewed by Julianne Snow for the ‘’Woman in Horror Month’’ in Dark Media. She lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. A gallery of Jihane's Paintings appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Casey Murphy has been writing fiction since the fifth grade. She currently has several fiction and creative non-fiction pieces published online and in print. Most recently, her work has been accepted by The Were-Traveler and for Siren’s Call women in horror edition. Feel free to visit her at: simplydelete.wordpress.com. Casey's micro Envy appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Wade Murphy is an author, actor, vocalist, and internet media personality (you may recognize him from the viral YouTube hit "Shit Southern Gay Guys Say" residing in Memphis, Tennessee. Inspired by the history and culture of his hometown, his work is highly influenced by the Southern Gothic tradition - his writing includes surrealism with a foundation in the traditions and culture from below the Mason-Dixon line. Religious imagery, blood ties, and folklorish mysticism blend to form a thrilling story that grips the reader with its haunting, otherworldly tone. Follow Wade Murphy by visiting his various presences: YouTube.com/hellohappytime, Twitter.com/hellohappytime, Hellohappytime.tumblr.com. An excerpt from Wade's forthcoming novel Jesus and Mary appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ben Murray is an Edmonton-based writer and musician whose debut collection of poetry, What We're Left With, was published by Brindle & Glass in 2007. Ben’s recent fiction and poetry credits include All Rights Reserved, Nether, Other Voices, and Vallum, and he was a 2011 winner of the Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Prize (Portland, OR). Ben's story The Precarious Man appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Sergio Murillo is an amateur artist with aspirations in music and writing. He has been writing poetry since childhood and hopes to finish his first complete novel manuscript by the end of this year. A native to Arizona with a passion for expression, he finds value in mystery and light handed commentary. He believes in description without explanation; leaving a lot to the imagination. Sergio's poem, Duality, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror and is his first published work.



Annie Neugebauer is a short story author and award-winning poet. She has work appearing or forthcoming in over two dozen venues, including Buzzy Mag, The Spirit of Poe, Underneath the Juniper Tree, the British Fantasy Society journal Dark Horizons, and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ prize anthology Encore. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association, vice president of the Denton Poets’ Assembly, and president of the North Branch Writers’ Critique Group. She also blogs for Writer Unboxed. You can visit her at annieneugebauer.com. Annie's poem Shades of Blue appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Debra Norris is a writer and retired chef who lives in the bayou country of Louisiana with her weenie dog--LuLu and her three cats--Angel, Honey, and Tom-Tom. When she's not writing short stories she can be found in her kitchen cooking up some down home recipes. She writes a weekly food column called "Stirring the Pot" for her local paper--The Colfax Chronicle. Debra's story, The Little Owl, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



James Orr lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is twenty-seven years old and has been writing fiction since he was sixteen. He has only recently decided to progress his hobby with the aim of seeing his novel published. James focuses on the horror genre and lists his favourite author as Stephen King. James' short story Meeting Dad appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Zachary T. Owen is the author of a horror-fantasy novelette, Beauties in the Deep, which is available in print from Short Scary Tales Publications, exclusively on their website. He is working to have a digital version put on amazon kindle. He's also the editor of the horror and dark fiction anthology Easy Reading for Difficult Devils, which features talents old and new, and is available on amazon kindle. Zach is a fan of B movies, 'possums, comic books, and white socks. You can contact him by email via thewordvirus@gmail.com. Zachary's short story The Time I Flew appears in the April 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



M.J. Pack is a marketing professional by day and a horror aficionado by night. After years of selling everything from moonshine to fine jewelry she’s decided to pursue a lifelong love of writing and start selling terror instead. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, her dog, and her dreams of becoming the next Stephen King. You can follow her on Twitter under the username @megslice. M.J.'s story Fuimus Non Sumus appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Joseph J. Patchen's writings have appeared throughout cyberspace and print. He lives in Milford, Connecticut with his wife, four rescue dogs and one rescue parakeet. His website is josephjpatchen.weebly.com Joseph's micro A Trickle of Water appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



A search of public records will show that James Patton is married, has seven children, and works full time making things out of metal. He lives in Texas. He does not own a pistol or belong to any political party. He will tell you that he thinks his wife is living art and that he rules a house of madness. jamesrpatton1975@gmail.com is his only known point of contact. James' story And/Or appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Robert E. Petras is a graduate of West Liberty State University and a resident of Toronto, Ohio. His poetry and fiction have appeared in more than 150 publications, most recently in Inner Sins, Haunted Waters Press, Decades Review and Defenestration. Robert's poem The Blow Up Doll appears in the June 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Derek Plymesser is a horror/Science fiction writer from Omaha, Nebraska. Some say Derek has an unhealthy obsession with reading. With his growing collection of 500+ books, he is slowly growing crazier, and may be an actual psychopath. He is also a book reviewer on the social networking site YouTube. Derek's short story Dream My Eyes and We Will Fall Together appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror, his short story Love Thy Neighbor appears in the December 2013 issue and his short story Black Lake appears in the August 2014 issue.



Ken Poyner lives in the lower right hand corner of Virginia, with his power-lifter wife and a number of house animals. His 2013 e-book, “Constant Animals”, unruly fictions, is available at all the usual e-book sites; buy it, and feel good about saving jobs in the brewing industry. Recent work is out in Corium, Analog Science Fiction, Spittoon, Poet Lore, Mobius and many other places. He webs at www.kpoyner.com, where you can find links to purchase his book, more work, and stunning pictures of his wife lifting. Ken's poem, The Stray Marriage, appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



R. Hoyte Raney is a Paramedic Field Chief for the Chicago Fire Department. He is also the front man for the Chicago-based Americana band "Drama Junkies". His writing has appeared in N.E.I.U’s the Apocalypse, the Chicago Tribune, the Oklahoma Review (Spring, 2013) and Emerge Literary Journal (Fall, 2013). Raney's short story The Cutter appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Nick Rayner works in Advertising and lives in Ontario, Canada. His website is www.milliondollarcuffs.com and can be found on Twitter at @wmdimes. Nick's short story Vegas Rictus appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Ben Revermann lives in southern Minnesota. He is still in college and slowly working towards his Bachelor's Degree. He has been published in the Aphelion-Webzine and the Sakatah Journal. He will soon be published in Used Gravitrons. Ben's story Doug Looks appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Ron Riekki 's books include U.P.:a novel and The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works. Ron's story The Fear of Public Speaking appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Marie Robinson is a young woman from St. Louis, MO who has a passion for all things macabre. This includes, but is not limited to, film, literature, and artwork. She has a strong interest in the paranormal and is also a studying folklore expert. As well as being a horror fiction writer she also writes reviews and original content for several websites including Fascination With Fear, Destroy the Brain, and Film-Addict. Marie's short story Deathbed appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Sy Roth comes riding in and then canters out. Oftentimes, the head is bowed by reality; other times, he is proud to have said something noteworthy. cRetired after forty-two years as teacher/school administrator, he now resides in Mount Sinai, far from Moses and the tablets. This has led him to find words for solace. He spends his time writing and playing his guitar. He has published in many online publications such as in Leaves of Ink, Ithaca Lit, Fat City Review, Haggard and Halloo, RAP, Crisis Chronicles, Parentheses, Poet and Geek Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, Pif Magazine, The Circle Review, Poetry Super Highway, Millers Pond Review, Earthborne, Nostrovia, Cyclamens and Swords, The Germ, Rockhurst Review, Wilderness Interface Zone, Red Ochre, Bong is Bard, Danse Macabre, Mel BraKe Press, Larks Fiction Magazine, Exercise Bowler, Otoliths, BlogNostics, Every Day Poets, brief, The Weekenders, The Squawk Back, Bareback Magazine, Dead Snakes, Bitchin’ Kitsch, Peripheral Surveys, Scapegoat Review, The Artistic Muse, Inclement, Napalm and Novocain, Euphemism, Humanimalz Literary Journal, Ascent Aspirations, Fowl Feathered Review, Vayavya, Wilderness House Journal, Aberration Labyrinth, Mindless(Muse), Em Dash, Subliminal Interiors, South Townsville Micropoetry Journal, The Penwood Review, The Rampallian, Vox Poetica, Clutching at Straws, Downer Magazine, Full of Crow, Abisinth Literary Review, Every Day Poems, Avalon Literary Review, Napalm and Novocaine, Wilderness House Literary Review, St. Somewhere Journal, Carcinogenic Poetry, The Neglected Ratio, Windmills Magazine and Kerouac’s Dog. One of his poems, Forsaken Man, was selected for Best of 2012 poems in Storm Cycle. Twice selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway. His work was also read at Palimpsest Poetry Festival in December 2012. He was named Poet of the Month for the month of February in BlogNostics. Included in Poised in Flight and Point Mass anthology published by Kind of Hurricane Press. A Murder of Crows named Poem of the Week in Toucan. Best of Poem selected for inaugural edition of The Second Hump, volume IV. Sy's poem Nakma appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Joseph Rubas' writing has been featured in a number of ‘zines and hardcopy publications, including: The Storyteller; Eschatology Journal; Infective Ink; Strange, Weird, and Wonderful; Horror Bound Online; Short Story.Me!; parABnormal digest; Shadowland, and various anthologies (Potter’s Field 4 by Sam’s Dot Publishing and Daily Bites of Flesh 2011 by Pill Hill Press just to name a few). In addition, his collection, “Pocketful of Fear” was released in February 2013, while an anthology that he edited (titled The Thorn of Death) followed in March. Joseph's micro The Forest of No Return appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



David Rutter David Rutter is a Los Angeles based writer of fiction, theater and poetry. In the past year alone he has been published in Hello Horror, Haggard & Halloo, Wilderness House Literary Review, Dressing Room Poetry, Leaves of Ink, Eunoia Review, the Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles, Subliminal Interiors and the Los Angeles Times. He blogs regularly at his website maxmundan.com and loves to spend time with his wife, Thyra and their dog, Watson. David's poem The Tiny Piece appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his poem Body of Christ appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



David Rutter is a Los Angeles based writer of poetry, theater and fiction. He has been published previously by Haggard and Halloo, Subliminal Interiors Magazine and Wilderness House Literary Review. He is not working on a screenplay. He and his wife enjoy traveling to remote parts of the globe. David's poem The Tiny Piece appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Temple Salter is an author. He is 33 years old. He can be emailed at saltertemple@gmail.com. Temple's novel, UMBRA, is projected for completion in December of 2014. Visit TempleSalter.com for updates on his latest published works. Temple's short story House of Electral appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror and his poem He Is From Bronze Land appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Jared Saqui, othewise known as Stephan Harris, is a frequent contributor of Creepypasta.com's short horror and micro fiction. When he's not busy writing short stories he spends his time attending a college that specializes in "art or something". You can contact him at: stephan.d.harris@gmail.com. Stephan's story In the Land of Black and White appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Mike Sauve has written non-fiction for The National Post, Variety, Exclaim! Magazine and other publications. His online fiction has appeared everywhere from Feathertale, Pif Magazine, Monkeybicycle and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency to university journals of moderate renown. Stories have also appeared in print in M-Brane, Criminal Class Review, Filling Station, and elsewhere. Mikes's short story The Greentext Killer appears in the October 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Robert Scott is a mediocre guitarist, cyclist, chef, and cross country runner. He's never written for the "New Yorker" or "National Geographic," and doesn't stand a chance of being called up to play third base for the Red Sox. He has a series of fantasy and horror/crime novels available from Gollancz (London) and can eat his own weight in several fried foods, however. Robert's short story The Corridor appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Randy Simons works in an ammunition factory by day and writes by night. He keeps busy at home with his wife, daughters, and two dogs. His work has appeared in The Whitefish Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The Portland Review, among other places. Randy's micro Fossors appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Roman Sirotin is a Russian misanthrope, golden god, dancer, musician, artist, and photographer. Spends his time turning noises into musical genius, forgotten places into visual masterpieces, and a ghost girl into a muse. He also does impersonations of Sean Connery, and a variety of animals. www.romansirotin.com. Roman's poem O Holy Trees appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror. Roman's Photography is used as the cover art for the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Fiona Skye is an urban fantasy novelist living in Southern Arizona. She has been writing for the better part of her life and is only occasionally distracted from storytelling by her love of crochet and the search for the perfect plate of cheese enchiladas. Her first novel, “Faerie Tales” will be coming out in the fall of 2013. Visit her website: http://www.fiona-skye.com to learn more. Fiona's short story Once I Was a God appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Alexander Slotkin is a enrolled at Drew University and loves to write by the Fort Lauderdale beach. He is passionate about reading and writing, and hopes to become a big name writer one day. In Alex’s mind, the best story is the one you think about hours after reading it— the one that you’re still in awe over. Alexander's micro A Wayward Summer's Day appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Jenny Smith's Artwork appears on the cover of the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror. A Gallery of her work may also be found in the same issue.



Lyndon So's Photography appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Born and raised near Toronto, Canada, Jagjiwan Sohal works in the Canadian film and TV industry as an up-and-coming screenwriter and producer. His short stories have been published by Scribal Tales and The Horror Zine and he is currently shopping his first horror novel. Jagjiwan's short story Auction appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



J.K. Spaeth is a 30 year old writer who has a deep fascination with all things terrifying, weird and creepy. A nocturnal creature himself, most of his writing is done during the witching hour, when dark ideas flow most naturally. He lives in the small town of Caldwell, Idaho and is an Idahoan from birth, a lover of the outdoors and his dog Mandy, his constant companion. His short story The Dikerstown Ghost Train Mystery appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Max Sparber is a playwright and author of speculative fiction who currently calls Omaha, NE, his home. His work has been anthologized in "The Best of Strange Horizons: Year One" and "People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy." Max's poem Nannie Doss's Apple Pie appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Rod Surratt is the author of the short story SPARTAN SHELL and the full-length dark fantasy novel SHARDS, available for purchase on Amazon, as well as numerous stage plays and essays. He can be reached at www.authorsurratt.com. Rod's excerpt from his novel Shards appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Evan Taggart is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario. He attended the Film and Television Program at Humber College where he developed a great interest in screenwriting. He is currently completing the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, during which he composed his first full-length novel. He cites Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy as two of his biggest inspirations. Evan can be reached at evan.taggart@gmail.com. Evan's story The Man in the Drain appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Chandler Thomsen is an aspiring writer of horror, science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction. This is his first-ever published work, and he hopes it will not be his last. He resides in California and writes in his spare time. Chandler's short story Lantern appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Jack Torkas is in his mid-thirties and currently lives in Athens, Greece. He has received two bachelor degrees, one master degree and has a daytime job. As a student, he received a prestigious marketing communications award. His greatest passion is mountain hiking, altitude inspires him. He has published a novel and a short theatrical play (online) in Greek. Contact: jacktorkas@gmail.com Jack's short story The Morning Event appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Graham Tugwell is an Irish writer and performer and the recipient of the College Green Literary Prize 2010. His work has appeared in over fifty journals, including Anobium, The Quotable, Pyrta, THIS Literary Magazine, L’Allure Des Mots and Poddle. He has lived his whole life in the village where his stories take place. He loves it with a very special kind of hate. His website is grahamtugwell.com. Graham's story OSKALOPL appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Jessica Van de Kemp, (BA, B.Ed, MA) is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Haiku for Lovers (Buttontapper Press, 2013), The Danforth Review, Vallum, Branch Magazine, The Steel Chisel, Ditch, The Fieldstone Review, Halcyon, In Parentheses, Bitterzoet Magazine, Mint Magazine, Gravel Magazine, The Studio Voice, Wilde Magazine,Cactus Heart, The Mackinac, Miracle E-Zine, and The Wayfarer. Her bonbon chapbook, Four-Coloured Memory, is forthcoming from Bitterzoet Press. Jessica's poems Anubis and Hades appear in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Cristina Vega was born in California, has lived in Vegas most of her life, and is now currently living in Sweden. She goes back and forth between countries and spends most of her time in quiet solitude. She has been published in Halfway Down the Stairs and Circa Review and will soon have her current work featured in The Rusty Nail. Cristina's short story Motherhood appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Blaine Vitallo is twenty-one, and HelloHorror is his first publication. He has written many stories but has only recently begun trying to get his work out there. Blaine's short story Cold Comfort appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Ellen Webre has a reputation for being a creepy poetess, haunting her local poetry reading with the tentacles of her mind and dreams of the bizarre. She is currently a screenwriting student who likes fantasy and magical realism. Some of her works can be found in literary magazines like Vine Leaves and Cactus Heart. Ellen's micro Monsters appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Hollis Whitlock lives in Vancouver BC with his wife and four children. He has been published in numerous print and online magazines. When he is not writing short stories he can be found weight training at the gym or playing chess at the local club. Hollis's short story Aphrodite and the Drunk appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



There are only two rules: 1. The hero doesn't always win. 2. Never kill the dog. R. Patrick Widner writes fiction stories based in science. And horror, lots of horror. Alien killers, time-storms, mutated viruses and future cannibals inhabit these worlds. Heroes die, the world is destroyed and everything is not all good in the end. You can find his works at rpatrickwidner.com. His story The Stem Court appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his story The Anathema appears in the June 2014 issue.



Mark Williams is a poet and songwriter. Given the gift from God above, who always gives him new ways to write poetry. Mark wakes up every day with love and grace and gives the credits of his abilities to Him. He is able to do both and spend his time in prayer and reading his bible. Amen. Mark's poem Long Dark Narrow Road appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Andrés Amitai Wilson was named after the famed classical guitarist, Andrés Segovia. Currently finishing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, he works as an educator, musician, and writer, in eerie Western Massachusetts. When not reading, writing, or playing, chances are quite good that you can find him with his elfin daughter, Eden, on a bicycle, or atop his yoga mat. www.andreswilson.com Andres's short story The Birrah appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Lucy Winrow has a PhD in the poetry of Selima Hill and teaches poetry part-time at Salford University, UK; her research interests include embarrassment, shame, guilt and violence. She has had poems published in anthologies and journals in the UK and America including Popshot, Orbis, Ariadne's Thread and Puppywolf's anthologies The Best of Manchester Poets Vol 2 and Vol 3. Lucy's poem Petals appears in the June 2014 issue of HelloHorror and her poem Ground appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



As a 25-year old wife, mother, soldier, and lover of ‘The Walking Dead,’ Bryanna Wynn finds her life to be a juxtaposition of conflicting roles: Loving Wife, Hardened Soldier, Keeper of Teddy Bears, and Future Bad Ass Zombie Killer. Bryanna's short story Surviving the Apocalypse in Heels appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Burton H. Wolfe is the author of hundreds of articles and essays published in major newspapers and magazines, and of subject-definitive books such as The Hippies (New American Library) and Hitler and the Nazis (Putnam) that have been used for basic sources of study in high schools, colleges, and universities across the U.S. From his home office in Boynton Beach, Florida, Wolfe publishes The Mind Opening Books. Contact Wolfe via his email address, bhwolfe@msn.com. An excerpt from Burton's book A Black Mass: Excerpt from The Black Pope: The Authentic Biography of Anton Szandor Lavey appears in the December 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Thomas Wood writes whenever he can find a free minute and lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Abomination Magazine, Bete Noire Magazine, Sanitarium, and Stupefying Stories. Connect with him at www.facebook.com/ThomasWoodAuthor. Thomas' short story Head of Household appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



Sarah Zachary was born in 1988, the only daughter of Stephen and Teresa Zachary. Although she always loved being read to as a child and frequent library trips, she first discovered her love of writing in early high school, when she was assigned to write a paragraph of a fictional story. She has been published in several more genres and seeks to work in the field of creative design or concept design. Her work is often in the fields of romance and fantasy, and her first young adult fantasy novel is currently in progress. She also has a professional facebook page for followers under Sarah Joyce Zachary. Sarah's short story Mantis appears in the October 2013 issue of HelloHorror.



Omar Zahzah's work has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as Poetic Diversity, The Chiron Review, RipRap, The Horror Zine, and Schlock!. “Death Went Into The Place,” the first installment of Death, a webcomic on which he is collaborating with fine artist and graphic novelist Eliza Frye appeared in Narrative. Several of his poems were featured in the anthology Beside The City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry, and his short story, “The Morning After,” was featured in the anthology Suffer Eternal: Tales of the Undead. Love (or loathe) more of his work at www.omarzahzah.com. Omar's poem Her Husband After the Murder appears in the February 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



John Ladd Zorn, Jr, B. A., U.C. Irvine, M. S., Walden., Certificate in Fiction Writing, U.C. Riverside, is the son of a long-time LAPD homicide detective, and a short order waitress. He teaches in various capacities and is the author of the short stories “Booze, Voodoo, and Ex-Lovers”, “Whale Song”, and “Like the Walls of Jericho”, which have appeared in the Southern California anthologies Inlandia and Phantom Seeds, “Flesh of My Flesh” in The Speculative Edge, and 'Nature of the Beast' in Down in the Dirt magazine. He is working on his second book, Maineiac, drawn from his experience working on a lobster boat in Maine, where he’d driven from California to tell a girl he loved her. Mr. Zorn is a former Jeopardy! Champion. John's short story The Waitress with the Beautiful Body appears in the August 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



 
 





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